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1911: Charles Justice

November 9th, 2007 Headsman

On this date in 1911, Charles Justice was electrocuted by the State of Ohio.

It was an ironic end, since when serving an earlier stint in the state penitentiary shortly after the electric chair was introduced, Justice had hit upon the idea of metal clamps in place of leather straps to more securely hold down the chair’s clientele and avoid burnt flesh.

The improvement, duly implemented, was there awaiting its creator.

On this day..

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10 thoughts on “1911: Charles Justice”

  1. Tonya Justice says:

    This was my Great Great Grandpa on my Fathers side.
    I was just talking with him about this……..

  2. Rita Roach says:

    I am watching the story about Charles Justice now. So the rudeness to the doctor was totally unnecessary. And it is on that show on Netflix.

  3. David Reed says:

    Dr. Things Coetzee, are you a Dr of stupidity? I think you are.

  4. David Reed says:

    I am 100% positive Brianne De Meissen, you did not see Charles Justice on curious and unusual deaths. Don’t be an idiot all your life

  5. Brianne De Meis says:

    Poor guy I saw him on Curious and unusual deaths I felt so bad for him he looked so scared to be executed. But he shouldn’t have committed 1st degree murder. But I was still sad:-(.

  6. ben says:

    Im sure he was inocent gor this murder..

  7. Neal Reply says:

    Fried Electric Eels

  8. Neal says:

    What was his last meal?

  9. Bob says:

    Sucks to be him.

  10. Talk about dumb…or is it dumber and dumber…this guy should have maybe put some insulation underneath the clamp!!!

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